The nudist ex-lover of the man who attacked Paul Pelosi is a pedophile who attempted to kidnap a 14-year-old boy and allegedly bought sex dolls for her sons to use.
Oxane ‘Gypsy’ Taub, 53, the former lover of David DePape who is charged with attacking Pelosi in his San Francisco home, was convicted in 2021 for child abuse.
Prosecutors said Taub, who once protested naked in front of San Francisco City Hall, had been stalking the boy, sending him emails and messages and trying to lure him to secretly meet with her.
Ryan La Coste, one of Taub and DePape’s neighbors, said he’s long complained about the family’s behavior and nudity while minors were around, noting that the family keeps several sex dolls, according to Michael Shellenberger’s Substack.
‘Before Gypsy got locked up, there were sex dolls drying on the back of their porch that I’m assuming she bought for her sons,’ La Coste said. ‘They’re off the wall.’
Following his attack on Pelosi, DePape has been accused by his daughter of sexually assaulting his three children when they were kids.
Oxane ‘Gypsy’ Taub, who once protested naked in front of San Francisco City Hall (above), was convicted in 2021 for child abuse after stalking and harassing a 14-year-old boy
Taub (right, pictured with Paul Pelosi attacker David DePape in 2013) was accused of sending messages to a former friend of her son, telling the minor that she wanted to date him and trying to lure him to meet with her secretly
Taub’s former lover, DePape, has been charged with attacking Paul and yelling for Nancy (the couple pictured together in April) inside their $6million San Francisco home
DePape (above) has been described as an unhinged conspiracy theorist, who neighbors said would often abuse and sell psychedelic drugs
A view of Nancy and Paul Pelosi’s home in San Francisco, California, where the attack happened at 2.27am on Friday morning
A view of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center where victim Paul Pelosi was taken after being attacked in his home on Friday
While DePape has been accused of abusing minors, Taub is the one convicted of the crime as police said she had an ‘obsession’ with a child, once writing to him that it would be legal for them to date in other states.
In 2019, police said Taub continued inappropriate behavior with a former friend of her son despite the boy’s family placing a restraining order on her.
Authorities said Taub was writing to the boy about dating him and once drove past his house trying to talk to profess ‘her love and desire’ to be with him.
According to police, Taub later had her son deliver a package to the boy, which included a letter pleading with him to meet with her without his phone.
‘This is our last chance to help you,’ the letter read. ‘Leave your bag and your regular cell phone in the locker.’
Police showed up at the time and place of the meeting Taub had set up and arrested her as she wore a ‘disguise.’
Along with stalking and endangering the boy, the court heard that he had suffered great ‘mental anguish’ over the repeated harassment.
Along with worries over Taub’s criminal record, neighbors told Shellenberger that she and DePape often used the psychedelic drug ibogaine.
Taub, pictured at a naked wedding ceremony by San Francisco City Hall, was arrested in 2019 and convicted of her crimes against the 14-year-old boy in 2021
The home of David Depape, 42, of Berkeley, California. Although the couple hung LGBTQ and Black Lives Matter flags, their neighbors said their liberal politics was performative
Other neighbors, like Ryan La Coste (above), claimed Taub and DePape would try selling psychedelic drugs to them as medicine. La Coste said he’s long complained about the nudity in front of minors from his neighbors
A neighbor, who identified herself only as Tish, claimed the duo would buy the drugs from Mexico ‘and then they bring it back here and treat people’s mental health illnesses.’
She alleged that Taub and DePape would abuse the pills themselves, wailing at night and sweating profusely from trips that appeared to last three days.
Laura Hayes, another neighbor, told CNN that she’s seen similar odd behavior from the former couple. She said DePape once told her ‘he talks to angels and there will be a hard time coming.’
While reports indicate that DePape was an unhinged, far-right conspiracy theorist, neighbors noted he and Taub’s politics were much more muddied.
They told Shellenberger that the couple had Black Live Matter flags and an LGBT rainbow flag outside their home, but also said that any liberal leanings appeared to be shallow and performative.
Taub’s criminal record and the former couple’s alleged drug abuse paints the picture of a deeply troubled household as DePape’s daughter, Inti Gonzalez, claimed her father abused her and her two brothers.
Gonzalez blogged about DePape, 42, on Friday after it was reported that he broke into the Pelosi’s $6million San Francisco home at 2.27 am in his underwear and beat the 82-year-old Paul with a hammer while shouting ‘where’s Nancy?’
The daughter of the man who attacked Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul with a hammer early Friday morning says that he’s ‘consumed by darkness’ and sexually abused both her and her brothers before their mother left him
Gonzalez wrote in the post, which has since been taken down, that her mother met DePape – whom she describes as her father – in Maui when she was pregnant with her. The couple moved to the Bay Area soon after Gonzalez was born.
According to his daughter, DePape slowly became ‘toxic’ until Gonzalez’s mother left him when she was 13-years-old.
After DePape was out of the home, her brother Nebosvod began to have memories of their father ‘physically and sexually abusing me and my brothers, which started when we were very young and continued until around 2008, when [Gonzalez] was 7.’
Gonzalez wrote that her father’s alleged violent attack on Pelosi was ‘not much’ of a shock ‘considering the kind of extreme abuse he had inflicted on me and my brothers.’
She wrote that her mother met DePape – whom she describes as her father – in Maui when she was pregnant with her and where Gonzalez was born. They moved to the Bay Area soon after her birth
After Nebosvod began to remember abuse, Gonzalez says she and her youngest brother Daniel also started to remember being abused by DePape.
Their mother filed a police report against DePape but ‘the case was not managed properly so nothing was done about it,’ according to Gonzalez.
Despite the memories of abuse, Gonzalez also writes that DePape was a ‘quiet’ man who was ‘never violent, yelled or even swore.’
She heartbreakingly describes DePape as someone who ‘did genuinely try to be a good person’ and added that she loves him, but ‘the monster in him was always too strong for him to be safe to be around,’ adding that he also suffered an abusive childhood.
Gonzalez said: ‘He barely opened up about himself or his past but it was obvious that he grew up in hell and that we didn’t know the worst of it.’ She did know, however, that his mother ‘would beat him almost to death.’
Gonzalez wrote that she still loves her father despite the ‘extreme abuse’ she recalls him inflicting.
He once even apologized for his behavior – according to Gonzalez, he took the siblings to a park and said he was sorry ‘for everything I have done to you guys. I am more sorry than you will ever know.’
However, the most recent time Gonzalez spoke to DePape, he tried to get to her to admit that the abuse never happened.
David DePape, the former nudist turned unhinged conspiracy theorist, who attacked Paul Pelosi inside his $6 million San Francisco home
DePape is a former nudist from British Columbia who has struggled with drugs and posts crazed COVID conspiracy theories, anti-Semitic rants, racist slurs and unhinged screeds about religion online.
Cops say were at the property in the exclusive Pacific Heights neighborhood when they saw the suspect grapple with Pelosi, take the hammer and then hit him with it, causing severe head, arm and hand injuries.
When they arrested Depape, they found a manifesto that contained anti-government COVID beliefs and a list of other politicians he planned to target, KTVU reported.
Pelosi was taken into surgery to repair a skull fracture after the attack but is expected to make a full recovery, while DePape is in custody and set to be charged with multiple felonies including attempted homicide.
President Joe Biden called the attack ‘horrible’ and Republican and Democrats condemned the violence as the House Speaker rushed from DC to San Francisco to be at her husband’s side.
DePape, right, is seen at a naked wedding on the steps of City Hall in December 2013
DePape would frequently post conspiratorial blog posts on his various website
Pelosi was taken into brain surgery after the attack but is expected to make a full recovery, while DePape is set to be charged with multiple felonies including attempted homicide. He is pictured with Nancy at the Time 100 Gala in 2019
DePape grew up north of the border but moved from British Columbia to California 20 years ago. He followed a love interest, his stepfather told CNN, and family members have insisted he was a ‘good kid’.
He ended up in the Berkeley area, an ultra-liberal enclave of the city, where he lived in a three-bedroom Victorian flat with famed nudist activist Gypsy Taub and a group who believed 9/11 was an ‘inside job’.
A November 2008 article in the Oakland Tribune reported that he had ‘three small children’ with Russian-born Taub. She was quoted in the article on community meals saying: ‘In Russia, where I am from, people share more, and I want my kids to grow up knowing sharing.’
Taub and her fiance Jaymz Smith tapped DePape to be their best man at their nudist wedding in 2013, but he stayed dressed and took photos during the ceremony that attracted a huge police presence.
An acquaintance of his told CNN that DePape was struggling with hard drugs about eight years ago but was ‘trying to create a new life for himself.’ She said she cut off contact with DePape after receiving ‘disturbing’ emails in which he sounded ‘dangerous’ and ‘out of touch with reality.’
His social media showed he posted conspiracy theories about the origins of the covid epidemic, about the validity of the 2020 election, and on the January 6th insurrection on Capitol Hill.
He first began posting on a blog titled ‘God Is Loving’ in June 2007 with rambling screeds about religion. He stopped posting for 15 years – then suddenly started again on August 24 this year with racist, sexist, anti-Semitic and crazed entries about the Q-Anon conspiracy theory.
DePape is pictured with the bride, Gypsy Taub, at her wedding to Jaymz Smith in December 2013
Aerial footage showed broken panes and shatter glass at the backdoor of Pelosi’s home
The Pelosis own a four-bedroom San Francisco home that sits in the middle of her congressional district and was purchased in 2007 for $2.2 million but is thought to be worth at least $6 million now
He posted obscene versions of Disney songs from YouTube including one titled: ‘Do you want to **** a snowman?’ He posted a screed containing the n-word, and a post titled ‘This is what a dumb b***h looks like’. Others were titled: ‘Noah survived the collapse of Atlantis’, ‘Pedophile normalization’, ‘Facts are Racist’, ‘Communist Voodoo science’, ‘I’m not sexist’ and ‘Feminist gets owned’.
On a separate blog he set up called Frenly Frens, he wrote unhinged entries on how ‘Jews hate whites’, and several posts about Donald Trump, including one that said: ‘Trump you NEEEEEEEED to make Tulsi your VP in 2024.’
He defended former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, who was found guilty of killing George Floyd.
DePape called Chauvin’s trial ‘a modern lynching’ and falsely indicated that Floyd died of a drug overdose.
He also posted long screeds about religion, including claims that ‘Jesus is the anti christ.’ When DePaper broke into the Pelosis’ home, he was shouting ‘Where is Nancy? Where’s Nancy?’